Monday, July 9, 2012

B.O.O.T Camp = Building Our Own Testimony

This past weekend our ward had youth conference up at Camp Williams. We all gathered at the chapel early Thursday to get ready to head out.

We passed out the dig tags that read
Building Our Own
G11 2012
All I Do Is Win

We arrived Thursday with our day already planned out with a spiritual and physical fitness workout. But before that we had lunch provided and I kid you not that these kids were definitely spoiled when it came to food... They were really well taken care of... LOL.

We ended the day with FHE... It definitely set the tone for the whole weekend... We really got to hear first hand the youths testimony and the things they hold dear to their hearts. It was such an awesome experience that I hope they continue to feed their testimony. The spirit was so strong that I know by listening to their testimonies I know mine has definitely grown.

Friday, was another long day filled with tons of physical activities. They started with repelling. This activity is where you're jumping off the wall... And even though I laughed through the whole thing... I was so proud of the youth. Most were scared to even try but once at the top there were so many words of encouragement coming from down below... "you can do it" "Dont worry I got you" "I'll catch you"... And so on. They even helped each other suit up... For me to be able to witness that by a group of young men and women made my heart smile.

After they did the obstacle course, had a lecture by recruitment, swimming and of course the Bishopric spoiled them with a huge dinner... Followed a dance and a dance off between Mel and Fred. I don't think I've ever laughed so had in my life. This day will go down in my book as a day to remember.

We ended conference with a morning testimony meeting and again I was able to hear how much their testimonies have grown in a couple of days. I know for myself that my love for these kids have grown so much, my respect for them is at a whole new level. My love and respect for the leaders have grown... The time and effort they put into planning this was well worth it. It was a success.

We then ended the youth conference with a fireside and just like our FHE we finished strong with the spirit. The testimonies and music shared really left prints in my heart for a night to remember. This was a perfect end to my weekend and a beautiful beginning to my week.

Thank you youth and leaders for an awesome weekend. Definitely one to remember. In all I'm so happy to be back home with my baby and husband my 2 greatest supporters. I love you both so much.

With that being said make it an awesome week.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Trying something new

Well its nothing new... But for me its more trying to stick to it. Last week my husband and I started to get in shape and get our healthy on... So we started by cutting soda and exercising more... That started last week and today I'm happy to say that we haven't had a drop of soda at all. For me its not that hard but for my husband who loves Mountain Dew and has has at least 1ltr a day is totally sting for a taste... Hehehe... I know its hard but I'm proud of him for trying.

As far as exercising goes... Well its still a work in progress we get it in at least once a week and just try and stay busy and moving all the time. This week I'm hoping it will change. This morning has been a good start so far and hope it stays this way thru out the week. Since exercising isn't one of my favorite things to do I'm going start with water aerobics cause I love to swim. So wish me luck.

Also because I know I get weak easily I've enlisted... Forced... My friend Sina to work out with me since I know I know that I'll need a lot if encouragement. Thanks girl for being a team player... I know we can do this so ready or not here we go... Hehehehe.

So my goal for this week is to eat healthy, exercise and slowly cut my sugar intake.

My reward will be a movie date night. I think... Hmmm will see.

Anyways, til fingers meet keyboard. I'm signing off for the night. Happy Monday.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I'm back

Yay... Ok after reading friends and family blogs for so long I finally think I'm ready to return to the blogging world. But not today... Lol. Happy Sabbath.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Jerzy!

Yes Jerzy just turned 3 years old. This weekend was all about her and she made sure that it was all about her. Friday was her birthday... so she started the day off with breakfast any where she wants and of course for her it was McDonalds. Then she spent the whole day outside playing with the neighbors and her siblings. Later on that day we went over to my husbands Grandmothers house. They made cake, cookies, and brownies to celebrate her birthday. It was great cause every little thing she was super excited. When we sang "Happy Birthday" to her... She said, "Aww... for me? I really really love it sooo much!". hahaha this girl cracks me up. I'm so happy that she is grateful for all the little things in life. Especially hanging out with family that's all she asked for was to go play with Tuli and Patsy (which BTW are no where near her age... LOL).

Today was really fun. The sun was shining, pool was out, the grill was fired up and we were out enjoying the day... Woo hoo... Let's hope the weather stays like this. Part 2 of Jerzy's birthday was spent at her house barbeque'n (LOL), watchin' the kids swim and play games. We decorated a little bit with our homemade Birthday Garland (which BTW was FREE...LOL... used all recycled scrapbook paper), had homemade hats for the kids (also made out of scrapbook paper), and had some homemade cake it was good... LOL! I must say that this was one fun day. It was sweet and simple. I really enjoyed it all. I love you Jerzy Girl! XOXOXOXO

Thanks everyone for making Jerzy's day/weekend a special one for her.

Monday, April 5, 2010

10 Things

Gosh it's been too long since the last time I've posted so I figured I'd list the top 10 things I've been up so where to start...

1. Oh we had another baby shower for Madisyn given by my side of the family... Super fun.

2. Spending a lot of time with my Madisyn. She's growing up way too fast.

3. Madisyn's Blessing

4. Madisyn's 4 month check up

5. Celebrated my moms 58th Birthday! Love you MOM! My mom is so talented... she can blow out her candles and get birthday wishes from her kids in Cali... LOL!

6. Craft Night. This was fun we learned how to make tutu's and flower clips/headbands. Can't wait for our next craft night. Wonder what we'll be learning? Any suggestions? LOL.

7. Hanging out with Family!

8. Watched General Conference & had an Easter Egg Hunt & Celebrated Daisy's 8th Birthday... Busy Weekend & FUN! We had all the lil girls do their egg hunt in the tutu's and flower clips we made for them. Too CUTE! I have to say this was the best weekend yet. Messages from General Conference was AWESOME, Family Time was AWESOME, and everything else was AWESOME!

9. Attend a play at my sister in laws church "Master Mender". It's been a long time since I've been to play. This was about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

10. Now busy with Madisyn again and lovin' every minute of it... LOL! She's the best!XOXOXO Madisyn!

Whew... That's a lot and in between some of those things that have kept me busy I always find myself just watching my baby sleep. Everything she does amazes me and I still can't believe how much she has grown. My life has definitely changed because of her. And I'm lovin' it all! I lalala-love my family! Oh and of course I can't end this blog without giving thanks to my husband for all that he does to support our lil family and especially to our Heavenly Father for all the wonderful blessings that he has blessed and continues to bless our family with. I'm so in love with life!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

All for Madisyn!

Today Madisyn got up early to get ready for her lil' WELCOME home party that her Great Grandmother Patisepa planned for her. Showered, ate, slept and was happy and ready to hit the road. On our way to Grandma's house we go. We were welcomed by a room filled of balloons and decorations, not to mention the sweet aroma of the food being prepared for the festivities... hahaha! We played games like "What If?", "Guess what's in the diaper", "Booty Charades" (sooo much fun... definitely a must play game) and ended with a "Songfest" that included Madisyn's name in the song. I wish I recorded the Booty Charades but I couldn't cause I was in so much pain from laughing. All you have to do is spell a word using only your BUTT... so for all us being big booty ladies our spelling sometimes looked like the spelling was 3D... HAHAHAHA! But I did record our songfest (I'll upload it as soon as I figure that out... LOL). But here are the lyrics... What do you think?

Team 1 (Mina, Patsy, Sarenah, Vicky, Tupou, Naite, Felipo)
~*~ Madisyn ~*~
Novema 4, 2009
Palasi mai ai se mea i'ila
ua fa'aigoina Madisyn Lefetaui Tuinei-ira
Sapasapaiina e lona Papa ile 3 lava o ona masina malaga
mai loa i Utah ma lona Nana auleaga.
Talofa mommy ma daddy
I am your little fatty
You call me Madi
and change my diaper already
You have to wake up at night
and make sure I'm alright
or else I will cry
and you guys go bye bye!

Team 2 (Me, Sariyah, Sweetie, Pam, Titi, Joslyn, Gardenia)
~*~ BABY MADISYN ~*~ (
using the INDEPENDENT beat by Webbie)
Do you know what that means? (2x)
She got her own crib
She got her own bib
1 Mom 1 Dad
She a bad BROD!
She got a lot of sitters
We mean babysitters
2 Pops 3 Ma's
She got the whole Gang!

OK I have the videos up and now I gotta figure out the sound... Eh! Anyways, enjoy if you can. So many hidden talents in this family... hahahaha! After that we ate, sang Happy Birthday to Vicky and open gifts(THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU). Happy Birthday Vicky you should definitely ask Tofiga about teamin' up with him... it would be hilarious. LOL!

Today was definitely a day filled of fun, laughter, and love! I'm so grateful for the party, food, gifts (she'll be excited to play dress up with them), and alofas. I'm also grateful to my in laws for all that they do for me and my little family, especially for Madisyn. We can't THANK you enough!Today was so much fun can't wait to do it again... so somebody hurry up and have a baby... LOL! Madisyn has only been with us for 2 weeks and she has already made her mark in all our hearts. Love you Madi!

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Day Before Valentines

This year I decided that we were going to make this Valentine a memorable one because my sisters and brother were visiting from out of town. So I sent out invitations and made reservations for Tucanos. It was great there was a total of 26 people there. Dinner was (hahahaha) and dessert was delicious... However, the price tag was a little bit much but well worth it. Food, service and company was great! After all the eating we ended the night playing sports and trying to burn off what we just gained earlier... LOL!

I think this was the best Valentines so far. Anytime you get a chance to spend with your sweetheart and loved ones is always going to be the best time ever!